For the third year in a row, I attended FOSDEM, an amazing open source conference in Brussels, Belgium. Taking place, February 1-2, the event is a totally volunteer run conference geared towards promoting the widespread use of free and open source software. The Foundation has sponsored and organized a FreeBSD table there for a few years now.
The February 29 announcement of the removal of GCC 4.2.1 from FreeBSD infrastructure marks the culmination of over a decade of effort by countless contributors. This blog summarizes the details for easy reference.
With IBM’s muscle behind LinuxTM and AIXTM on POWER, FreeBSD support has trailed. FreeBSD Committer Piotr Kubaj and several other contributors are fighting to change that and the FreeBSD Foundation is right there in the fight, providing Piotr a grant for a local POWER9 system to accelerate his work.
2020 brings about even more opportunities to spread the word about your work with FreeBSD. Submit to these upcoming conferences.